Summary: 7 Notes - The Perfect Scale The Note of: PRAISE v.4-8, WONDER v.1, VICTORY v.1. MERCY v.2, FAITHFULNESS v.3, GRACE v.3, HOPE v.9

- "The Hinge of History"

- Ps 98 echoes Ps 96

- Psalm 98 is a sort of Coronation Hymn

- Proclaiming the conquering Messiah

- Praise can never be exhausted.

- The more we ponder the feats of our Lord

- The more we are moved to uplift & adore Him Luke 2:10–11 (AV)

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

1. DAVID. (The Voice.) v.1 - "O sing unto the Lord a new song."

MARY. (The Echo.) Lk 1:45 - "My soul doth magnify the Lord."

2. DAVID. (The Voice.) v. 1 - "He hath done marvellous things."

MARY. (The Echo.) Lk 1:49 - "He that is mighty hath done great things."

3. DAVID. (The Voice.) v.1 -"With his own right hand and holy arm hath he gotten himself the victory."

MARY. (The Echo.) Lk 1:51 - "He hath showed strength with his arm, and scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts."

4. DAVID. (The Voice.) v.2 - "The Lord hath made known his salvation; his righteousness hath he openly showed, in the sight of the heathen"

MARY. (The Echo.) Lk 1:50 - "His mercy is on them that fear him, from generation to generation."

5. DAVID. (The Voice.) v.3 - "He hath remembered his mercy and his truth."

MARY. (The Echo.) Lk 1:54 -"He hath holpen (helped, embraced) his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy."

These parallels are very striking; and it seems as if Mary had this psalm in her eye when she composed her song of triumph.

Isaac Watts

Imagine a little man

- 5 feet high;

- A large head

- Made bigger with a huge wig,

- Hooked nose

- Small piercing eyes,

- A frail and sickly body;

- The whole combination looking more like an embryo than a fully developed organism;

- That was the way one described him.

- A beautiful and accomplished young, lady

- Once upon a time fell in love with him

- It was through his poetry, having never seen him.

- She declined him in her most gracious manner and added with no doubt the best of intentions,

- “Mr. Watts, I only wish I could say that I admire the casket as much as I admire the jewel.”

- Pretty plain talk; but young Watts took it sweetly and the two remained good friends for more then 30 years.

- Watts never married.

- Born 1674-1748 ---- 74 yr.

- At age 4 learned Latin

- 8 Learned Gk.

- 11 Learned French

- 13 Learned Hebrew

- Pastor of London’s Mark Lane Church


- KJV - 64 yr. earlier

- John Bunyan - 1684 Pilgrims Progress

- Jonathan Swift - Gullivers Travels (Clergyman & Politician)

- Voltaire - Infidel

- John Methodist & Charles Wesley 9000 hymns

- George Frederick Handel - “The Messiah”

Isaac Watts

- Sickly Man

- Lord Mayor of London invited him for a week stayed 36 years till his death

- Here on this estate he composed over 600 hymns

“ Come We That Love The Lord”

“O God Our Help In Ages Past”

“When I survey the Wondrous Cross”

“Alas And Did My Savior Bleed”

“Joy To The World” - Music By Handel

- Joy To The World from Ps 98

Note the 7 notes - the perfect scale

7 - days make a perfect week

7 - colors make a perfect rainbow

- Ps. 98 has 7 points to make a perfect outline

1. Note Of Praise – v.1

- JTTW “Joy to the world the Lord is come”

- v. 1 O sing unto the LORD a new song;

- A New Song – v.1

- Music is Harmony

- Harmony is perfection

- Perfection is our Dream

- Our Dream is Heaven

- v.1 “Joy to the world the Lord is come”

- v. 4-8 - Make a joyful noise

- Let all creation Praise

- Using all that we have to sing a new song

- v.8 The floods clap - The hills are joyful

Isaiah 55:12 (AV)

12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

- From a babbling brook to a roaring falls

- In the "Sound of Music" Maria sings "The hills are alive with the sound of music

- Hills whisper in the breeze

- Insects buzz their chorus

- Bird's sing their song

2. Note Of Wonder – v.1

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